We all know that fruits and vegetables are a vital part of our daily diet. The USDA’s dietary guidelines recommend anywhere from five to thirteen servings of fruit and veggies every day. The amount we need depends on our age, activity level, and overall health. But if you’re like a lot of people, getting an average of eight or nine servings per day can be tough.
That is why juicing is an excellent idea for your overall health, but there are plenty of other reasons to drink organic, cold-pressed juices each day.
Why Juicing Is Not a Trend
We can all get caught up in the latest new diet fads and trends —or ignore them altogether.
Though juicing may be seen as a trend or fad, it’s popular right now for good reason. Dr. Norman Walker wrote the book on the benefits of juicing back in 1936. While his work is continually updated with the latest research and information, his initial findings on the benefits of juicing have stood the test of time for over 83 years.
What we learned from Dr. Walker we still put into practice today, including several more reasons to enjoy the benefits of juicing in your daily diet.
Quick Delivery of Nutrients
If you think eating all the veggies and fruit you need in one day is difficult, imagine how the body feels trying to digest it. But that’s what has to happen for the body to utilize all the nutrients—it has to be digested into liquid and that utilize a lot of energy. Start with juice, however, and most of the work is already done.
Juicing delivers the nutrients directly into our bloodstreams, without using our energy on digestion. Garden of Flavor juices are slow cold-pressed, meaning we extract the maximum amount of juice, nutrients, and enzymes from the organic produce through slow pressure. This allows the body to easily and instantly absorb all of the healthy nutrients.
But what about the fiber? To get the benefits of juicing we have to forego the benefits of the fiber, but we can still get our necessary daily value of fiber through oatmeal, bran, and other fruits.
Here’s to Gut Health
Hippocrates once said, “All disease begins in the gut.” And he was right—at least for the most part. One-third of the immune system is located in our gut. Vegetable juice feeds the good bacteria in the gut while keeping the harmful bacteria at bay. Our Green Harmony, with cucumber, spinach, romaine, kale, and much more, delivers over one billion probiotic cultures and promotes digestive health while feeding and nourishing the body.
Clear, Hydrated Skin
Clear skin starts with a healthy liver. In fact, a lot of our health begins in the liver. Our liver works overtime every day to process over 700 contaminants in the body, from chemicals in the environment and the foods we eat, to the cocktails we may enjoy after a hard day at work.
These contaminants, if left only to the liver to process, can lead to inflammation, including acne, liver spots, dermatitis, and psoriasis. Fresh, cold-pressed juices filled with carotenoids, phytonutrients, vitamin C, magnesium, and calcium are an answer to the liver’s cry for help. That concentrated blend of nutrients to the bloodstream gives our liver the power to regenerate and heal the skin.
Why Cold-Pressed Juice?
So why can’t we just grab some OJ from the supermarket and call it a day?
Cold pressing carefully selected vegetables, fruits, and nuts for their specific health benefits ensures that the essential vitamins, minerals, and enzymes stay intact throughout the process. Heat over forty degrees can remove these important benefits before we have the chance to introduce them into our bloodstreams.
At Garden of Flavor, we start with refrigerated organic vegetables and fruits—and sometimes nuts, like in our delicious White Knight—and then prepare our juices in a large cooler. Never, during the cold-press process, the bottling, the shipping, or the storage, do our juices encounter temperatures higher than forty degrees.
The result is a delicious juice that provides all the vitamins and nutrients needed to enjoy a healthy lifestyle.
And that’s what Garden of Flavor is all about. Take a look at some of our delicious juices and explore the benefits they offer. See for yourself that this isn’t a fad. When combined with other components of a healthy lifestyle, the benefits of enjoying organic, fresh vegetable juices daily is one of the fastest ways to transform your health and your body.